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On January 2002,UN and the Government of Sierra Leone signed an historic agreement establishing the Special Court for Sierra Leone. in Resolution 1315(2000)adopted in August of 2000,In this resolution,the Security Council authorized the UN Secretary Genwral to negotiate an agreement with Sierra Leone to establish a Special Court with juristiction to prosecute those bearing greatest responsibility for serious violation of Interbational Humanitarian Law as well as Sierra Leone Law.First,this volume seeks to present in a logical fashion,the primary legal texts underpinning work of SCSL.Secondly,it aims to collect in a single place the key agreements from the failed process in SL which gave rise to establishment of SCSLThese instruments are very important for many reasons,not least because they help to conceptualize some inportant provisions in the statute of SCSL.

Keywords: failed process; Humanitarian Law; SCSL; Sierra Leone; Special Court; Statute; Texts



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